BMS Institute of Technology (BMSIT), Yelahanka
BMS Institute of Technology (BMSIT) is located on Doddaballapur Road in a distant & sparsely populated area called Avalahalli somewhere in Far-North Bangalore. It would take nearly an hour and a half to reach the college from central Bangalore. Bangalore’s awesome BMTC bus service spreads out its arm even up to this area providing buses every 10 minutes. The college bus network is pretty impressive as well and loads of students readily utilise it.
BMS Institute of Technology (BMSIT), just like its sister institute BMSCE, stretches over an enormous area. The grand entrance to the campus is as big as the width of five trucks. The insides of the building are breathtaking - classrooms, labs, elevators, restrooms everything. However, students feel that the campus isn’t very big (neither is it small) and although there are some sporting facilities as well, they need to be better.
Hostels are magnificent as well. Tidily furnished rooms comfortably accommodate 2 persons. Charges for the hostels are about Rs. 51,000/- per year including mess food which is said to be exceptionally good, unlike any other Engineering College in Bangalore.
For Karnataka CET students: Rs. 36,090/- per year
For UGET (COMEDK) students: Rs. 1.25L per year
Mechanical department at BMS Institute of Technology (BMSIT) is said to be the best with most professors having above 10 years of teaching experience. However, students feel that their department is a bit too strict. Computer Science (CS), Electrical & ECE step in next with slightly more considerate teachers and department rules. Teaching is nearly as good as mechanical. IS & Telecom have average faculty, good enough to keep the students satisfied.
Not an issue at BMSIT. The college tries to make the students attend above 85% of the lectures, with 75% as the lower recommended limit but finally settles for even below 50%. Only in very extreme cases (below 15%) harsh actions are taken, i.e., no exams allowed.
Not as good as BMSCE, but easily surpassing at least a dozen other engineering colleges in Bangalore. About 60% students are localites, i.e., from Bangalore itself. Except the Mech department, all others enjoy a healthy girl-guy ratio.
The canteen is not sufficiently big to shelter more than 40-50 students simultaneously. It turns into a battlefield during lunch hours, when you have to literally fight for a seat. Sometimes you really wonder why this happens even when food is so unappetizing.
Try exploring! We just managed to find one: ‘Balaji Bar’
A techno-cultural festival called “Utsaha” is celebrated in April every year at BMS Institute of Technology (BMSIT). It’s put up as an inter college and intra college festival alternately each year.
As soon as “placements” crop up, everyone starts comparing it to BMSCE and then view BMSIT as a loser. However, students here feel the other way, “They’re a lot better than many colleges around here. CS & ECE record 100% placements with Mechanical and EEE following up close at a modest 85-90%. IS & Telecom aren’t left behind either” say a group of students. Companies like TCS, Cognizant & Wipro may be major recruiters but even some core companies like Ashok Leyland, L&T, VR Minerals visit the campus. Highest salary offered goes to about Rs. 7 or 8 lakhs a year. Average is the regular Rs. 3-4 lakhs recorded in most other colleges. Students are also allowed to appear for campus interviews at BMSCE, an added advantage for some greedy ones.
BMS Institute of Technology (BMSIT),
Post No. 6443, Avalahalli, Doddaballapur Road,
Yelahanka, Bangalore - 560064
BMS Institute of Technology (BMSIT) should definitely be within the top 10 engineering colleges in Bangalore and except for its deserted location, there’s nothing which can hamper you from having the time of your life here. Great place to be!